11 years ago I had breast augmentation and within 3 weeks had sever pain in the joints of my hands. Initially, tests were run to rule out RA and SLE and both were. I then thought it may be a reaction to a foreign matter that my body. The symptoms went away in about a month.
Currently , about 4 weeks ago I noticed exact symptoms with my hands in/around the joints (mostly thumb, on the left hand). I immediately thought there was a problem with the implants and went to the dr. He put me on prednisone and some low dose pain medication and scheduled me to see a RA physician (5 week wait) and to keep an eye on breast changes.
Well, my left breast in now flat (3-4 weeks after joint pain on-set) and I am wondering if anyone has ever come across breast implants (saline, silicone shell) having caused arthritic symptoms in patients? Also, yesterday I noticed a rash on my cheeks.